Category Archives: Folk Tale

A Thousand Miles of History XXXXIII: Twin bridges…

We were nearing the end of the road across Dartmoor and it was definitely time for refreshments. This was handy, as I wanted to stop anyway… and we could not leave Devon without at least one cream tea, even if … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History XXXXI: Second time lucky…

Three days and countless ancient places earlier, our attempts to visit the Cheesewring with Alethea and Larissa had been thwarted by the roiling mists of Bodmin Moor. Mists or not, we were determined to try again on our way home, … Continue reading

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A Thousand Miles of History IX: Legends on the rocks

The morning after the workshop, with Alethea and Larissa squeezed into the back of the car, we headed back along the road towards Tavistock, in search of the next site of our day’s explorations. We were going to have a … Continue reading

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Lion and Hare… Stuart France

* Lion lived in the forest. Lion was invincible and the sole champion of the forest. Whatever other creatures lived in the forest, Lion, killed and ate. * The animals of the forest came together and drew up a petition … Continue reading

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Hare-Skin in Moon-Face… Stuart France

* Sister-Sun and Sister-Moon walked side by side in the sky… Both were cold. * One day they caught a hare, skinned it, and put it in a cooking-pot to stew… * While the hare was stewing The two sisters … Continue reading

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Hare and Lion… Stuart France

* There once was a Lion who came to town. “I want Man to be my brother,” said Lion, “and by and by I will take him into my house. “Very well,” said Man, and so Lion started visiting him. … Continue reading

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Rope to the Sky… Stuart France

* Man and Hare became great friends. They were always getting into scrapes together and getting scolded by their mothers. One day Man said, “let us do away with our mothers, then we shall be free.” Hare was not so … Continue reading

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Burning down the House… Stuart France

* Man was always chasing Hare but Hare was usually too swift for him… One day, by means of a fluke, Man caught Hare, “Now, I’ve got you,” said Man and he tied Hare to a tree, then he set … Continue reading

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‘To Be’?… Stuart France

* The Moon dies and rises to life again. Moon said to Hare, “Go to Men and tell them, ‘like as the Moon dies and again rises to life, so will you also.’” Hare went to Men and said, “Like … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk III… Stuart France

* That White-Skunk possess power is not in doubt. Bald-Eagle himself is wary of it. The point at issue is the uses to which that power is put. White-Skunk uses his power as a weapon to serve his own ends … Continue reading

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